THE MEANS is a piece of abstract sculpture created with the help of a robot. It is one of the results of a research project at Linz Art University’s Creative Robotics Lab that is investigating ways metal can be bent by a robot. It thus combines a traditional handicraft with the precision of industrial robotics. Via machine learning, a computer can quickly calculate how a robotic arm has to bend the individual metal components so that the desired sculpture can then be assembled as simply as possible.

Maria Smigielska (CR UfG, Bendilicious) design, robotic rod bending
Mateusz Zwierzycki (The Object) design

The project is part of the research on robotic rod bending
currently developed at Creative Robotics, UfG, Linz.